Hey, it's Graham here again and today you're going to learn another confidence building activity, and this time I'm going to talk to you about cataloging your strengths. When we lack self-confidence, we often spend a lot of time on our weaknesses. We might spend a lot of time working on our weaknesses or simply dwelling on our weaknesses and noticing how we don't feel the way that we'd like to feel all the time.
So we end up focusing a lot more on our weaknesses than on our strengths. And today I what to recommend you do is to start cataloging some of your strengths. This is a great exercise for boosting the way that you feel, making yourself feel a bit more confident and also having a bit more of a realistic picture of some of the capabilities that you have that you might currently be overlooking, minimizing or downplaying.
The best way to do this I find is to grab a big bit of cardboard from your local newsagent or paper shop or whatever - you know, a nice, big chunk that you can whack up on your wall when you're finished - and grab some nice colorful pens and basically write on your bit of cardboard a catalogue of all your strengths.
Write down the things in your life that you feel proud of, things that you're good at, things that you've achieved that mean a lot to you and other strengths that you have that may be are not shared by everybody else, some of the things that make you really unique and who you are.
Write these things down and then whack it up on your wall in a place where you can see it conspicuously and then any time you're feeling like you're kind of lacking confidence or you're not feeling too good, have a look at your catalogue of strengths and just remind yourself what an awesome guy you are and feel a whole lot more positive about yourself, your life and you'll notice that whenever you're feeling positive about these things you tend also to be feeling pretty confident at the same time.